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Egypt and Palestine

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1859 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Frith, Francis, born 1822 - died 1898 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SP.274:1

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 88, shelf TOP

Physical description

Albumen print from a wet collodion negative entitled 'Portrait Turkish Summer Costume'. Bound in publishers' cloth. Some photographs signed 'Frith' and/or dated 1857 and numbered on negative. Each sheet lettered with title and 'Frith. Photo. 1857'.

Place of Origin

Britain (published)

Date

1859 (published)

Artist/maker

Frith, Francis, born 1822 - died 1898 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Dimensions

Height: 43.4 cm Size of covers, Width: 31.3 cm

Descriptive line

Albumen print from a wet collodion negative by Francis Frith, entitled 'Portrait Turkish Summer Costume' from a volume of 37 photographs entitled Egypt and Palestine (Vol.1). Printed in Britain, 1859.

Production Note

Egypt and Palestine photographed and described by Francis Frith was originally published in monthly parts. In 1859, the parts were issued in two volumes, with 37 and 39 photographs respectively. A third volume was published in 1860.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Collodion; Photography; Albumen

Subjects depicted

Photographs; Turkish; Costume

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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